​​​​ANA-PAC Leadership Society

What is the PAC Leadership Society?

Members of the ANA-PAC Leadership Society are recognized as pinnacles of political activism. Society members who are chosen by the ANA-PAC Board of Trustees (ANA-PAC BOT) show extraordinary political talent and skill, and recognize the important connection between nursing, policy, political participation, and the ANA-PAC. All candidate applications are reviewed by the ANA-PAC Board. If selected, members serve as an ANA-PAC Leadership Society Fellow (LS Fellow) and remain a part of the ANA Society Leadership Society as long as they are current ANA members and show an active commitment to serving as a Fellow.

The ANA-PAC Leadership Society is a special committee of the ANA-PAC BOT. It is Co-Chaired by the Vice Chair of ANA-PAC, and a peer elected from those inducted into the ANA-PAC Leadership Society for a two year term.

Current Leadership Society Members

Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, FAAN
Hollywood, FL

Gayle M. Peterson, RN-BC
Melrose, MA

Fran Beall
Bogart, GA

Frances Edwards, MSN, RN
Nashville, TN

Elizabeth Fildes, EdD, RN, CNE, CARN-AP, APHN-BC, FIAAN

Las Vegas, NV 

Sallie Eissler, MSN, RN​
Lorton, VA

Hunstville, AL 

Donna Policastro, RN
North Providence, RI 

Elizabeth (Liz) Dietz, EdD, RN, CS-NP
San Jose, CA

Faith M. Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Powell, WY

Thomas Ray Coe, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Pall Mall, TN

Patricia Travis, RN, PhD, CCRP
Annapolis, MD

Mary Lee Pakieser, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Traverse City, MI

Margie Dorman-O'Donnell, MSN, RN

North Richland Hills, TX

Past Leadership Society Members

ANA thanks each of the individuals below for their years of service and dedication to the Leadership Society.

Mary Behrens, RN, MSN, FNP, BC (2010-2020)

Marion Poirier, MA , RN (2010-2020)

Barbara Thomas Curtis, RN (2010-2015)

Barbara Lumpkin, RN (2010-2011)